Apple is reportedly planning to launch an entry-level iPad with an A14 chip, 5G connectivity, and a USB-C port. According to the report, Apple is planning to eventually bring USB-C to the entire iPad lineup, as the iPad Pro was updated with USB-C in 2018, the iPad Air in 2020, and the iPad mini in 2021. Also read- Google Maps is getting Nearest Traffic feature on Android
Apple is hoping to upgrade the entry-level iPad with the A14 Bionic chip, which is used in the fourth generation iPad Air. For those who are unaware, the A13 Bionic is used in the current entry-level iPad, with the A14 chip providing about a 30 percent performance gain. The iPhone maker is also planning to introduce 5G network capabilities for cellular models. Also Read – Spider-Man: No Way Home: How To Watch It Online For Free Now
The upcoming entry-level iPad is also expected to sport a Retina display with the same resolution as the iPad Air and will sport a 10.5-inch or 10.9-inch display. However, the wide color gamut with DCI-P3 and higher brightness will remain exclusive to the more expensive iPads. Also Read – Sony PlayStation 5’s new update adds TikTok-like gameplay editing features: See details
In addition, Apple is also planning to introduce new iPad Pro models later this year. The next-generation iPad Pro will be equipped with the M2 and may feature wireless charging via a MagSafe charger.
Apple’s popular iPad series dominated the tablet market by 58 percent. Apple has managed to re-establish its position as the top marketer in tablet retail. A report said that the company registered a huge jump in tablet revenue share during the second quarter of this year.
According to Strategy Analytics, Cupertino-based giants, along with Intel, Qualcomm, MediaTek and Samsung, filled the top five spots for tablet application processor revenue share in Q2 2021. However, the iPhone maker was able to take a bigger lead. Its competitors have a 58 percent revenue share with their iPads.
Meanwhile, Intel took second place, accounting for a revenue share of only 14 percent during the same period.
Shravan Kundojjala, Associate Director, Strategy Analytics, Handset Component Technologies Services, said in a statement, “After recording five straight quarters of shipment growth, the tablet AP market declined 8 percent year-on-year in unit terms Q2, 2021 Is.”
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